Warner Bros. Taking 'Ninja Scroll' To Big Screen, Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way Producing

'Ninja Scroll'FROM MOVIES BLOG: It looks like live-action anime adaptations are going to become the hot trend in Hollywood -- and we seem to have Leonardo DiCaprio to thank. According to Variety, "Ninja Scroll" is going to be remade at Warner Bros., with DiCaprio's Appian Way producing. If you remember, DiCaprio's production shingle is also behind Warner Bros' live-action "Akira." Alex Tse, who is fresh off Zack Snyder's "Watchmen," is set to pen the script.

"Ninja Scroll" is one of the most popular anime movies outside of Japan, ranking alongside the classics "Ghost in the Shell" and "Akira." It's a dark and gruesome story, following Jubei Kibagami, a ninja who finds himself on a quest to defeat the Eight Devils of Kimon. The villains include a hunchback, who boasts a wasp's nest as his deformity, a giant man with stone skin, and a woman with snake tattoos which can come to life.

Read more about Warner Bros. adaptation of "Ninja Scroll" at MoviesBlog.MTV.com.